A Teen Was Shot While Campaigning For Senator Raphael Warnock In Georgia

A 15-year-old child was shot Thursday while campaigning for incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) ahead of the runoff race next week, according to authorities.

The Savannah Police Department stated in a statement released Friday that the adolescent, who suffered a gunshot wound to his leg as a consequence of the attack, was taken to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

According to police, the suspect, 42-year-old Jimmy Paiz, shot the boy through a locked door as he approached the front door of the property.

“At this time, there is no indication that the shooting was politically motivated,” according to the statement.

The incident is still being investigated.

Paiz, who was arrested at his home, faces aggravated assault and battery charges.

Warnock said last night that he was “saddened” to hear about the shooting.

“I am praying for the victim and their family and wish them a speedy recovery,” stated the senator.

Tuesday is the state runoff election between Warnock and Republican candidate Herschel Walker. The election will determine who will serve in the Senate for the next six years.

Former President Barack Obama campaigned alongside Warnock on Thursday, highlighting the necessity of Democrats reaching 51 votes even though they already control the Senate.

According to Politico, he told the crowd in Atlanta, “You have the authority to determine the course of this country.”

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